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AURANGABAD

The history of Aurangabad is incomplete without mentioning the short but very important Mughal period. The city of Aurangabad was established inEllora Caves Aurangabad, Ellora Caves Tour 1610, on the site of a village named Khirki, by a local Muslim noble Malik Ambar. It was then ruled by his son Fateh Khan who named the city as Fatehpur in 1626. Aurangzeb, the last great Mughal ruler, took the charge of this city in 1653 and renamed it as Aurangabad. Aurangzeb made Aurangabad his capital keeping in mind its strategic location in peninsular India. He used this city as a base to suppress the thriving power of the Marathas.

After the Mughals, this historical city was also ruled by the Nizam of Hyderabad until 1948 when it was unified with the state of Maharashtra.

Location: Maharashtra 
Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu
Best time to visit: September till March

Access: 

By air: Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Class, Kingfisher Red and JetLite have a number of regular flights from Mumbai, Delhi & Hyderabad to Aurangabad. The nearest international airports are Mumbai and Pune. Kingfisher Class also operates a seasonal flight from Udaipur to Aurangabad. 

By rail: Aurangabad could be reached by direct trains from Mumbai, Nasik, Pune, Manmad, Bhusaval, Amritsar, New Delhi, Gwalior, Jhanshi, Agra, Bhopal, Vishakapatnam, Kakinada, Vijaywada, Hyderabad, Secundarabad, Nanded, Parbhani, Purna & Latur.

By Road: As for going to Aurangabad, it is much more convinient for the travellers to go from Bombay, Pune, Shirdi, Jalgaon, Nasik. The 


Ajanta Caves Tour (closed on Mondays) Ajanta Caves Aurangabad, Ajanta Caves Tour
Ajanta Caves - located 100 kms, a 2 hour drive, northeast of Aurangabad in the Waghora valley. These magnificent rock-cut caves, 30 in number, date from 2nd BC to 7th Century AD. They are exclusively Buddhist, unique in that they combine three forms of Art - architecture, sculpture and painting. The superb frescoes and paintings depict episodes from the Jataka stories and the life of Lord Buddha. (Closed on Mondays)

 
* Cost for Ajanta Caves Tour  : USD 80 per car

Cost includes chauffer driven air-conditioned medium car (2 pax) and currently applicable government service tax. 

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Ellora Caves Tour (closed on Tuesdays)
Ellora Caves - 30 kms from Aurangabad lie the finest rock cut cave temples of Ellora - 10th & 11th century, which encompasses the three religion - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Of the 34 caves that are both monasteries and temples, the most remarkable is the magnificent Kailasa temple. The entire structure was carved out of a monolith and took over 100 years to complete. The temple itself is decorated with themes and incidents from the ancient legends and puranas in a manner that leaves one in rapturous delight.

* Cost for Ellora Caves Tour  : USD 50 per car

Cost includes chauffer driven air-conditioned medium car (2 pax) and currently applicable government service tax. 

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